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HORNBEAM
Carpinus betulus

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height80ft (24m)Exposed/WindyYes
Hedge Height3ft+ (90cm+)Damp ShadeYes
Av. Growth/Year*1-2ft (30-60cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesYes
NativeYesCoastal AreasNo
EvergreenD *Chalky SoilYes
 

This plant has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit.Award of Garden Merit
Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

HORNBEAM (Carpinus betulus)
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Hornbeam hedge at Garden Centre.

Hardy native plant similar to Green Beech with mid-green leaves, suitable for heavy wet soils, and frost pockets. Green catkins from late spring to autumn, turning to clusters of winged fruit in autumn providing food for wildlife. Shade tolerant. For an upright, fastigiate form click here.
HEDGE Retains brown foliage in winter, especially if pruned in late summer. For hedges 3ft (90cm) upwards. Plant 9-18ins (23-45cm) apart or for a denser or stock-proof hedge plant in a staggered double row with 15ins (38cm) between rows and 18ins (45cm) between plants. Hornbeam is also excellent for pleaching.
TREE 20ft x 12ft (6m x 3.7m) in 20 years, ultimate height 80ft (24m).

 Price per plant for

Calculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

Availability
1+5+50+250+
 Sd 1-1.5ft
30-45cm
0.990.530.460.38 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Tr 2-3ft
60-90cm
1.591.090.980.84 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Tr 3-4ft
90-120cm
2.291.791.661.44 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Tr 4-5ft
125-150cm
3.392.992.762.39 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Tr 5-6ft
150-175cm
5.995.695.254.60 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Pg 2-3L 
2-3L Pot
7.99
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Limited stock available
 CG10 16-24ins
40-60cm
13.4512.5511.65
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Currently out of stock
but more stock expected soon.

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.
Sd = Bare rooted seedling.
Pg = Pot grown.
CG10 = Bundle of 10 cell-grown plants, click here for more details.
 

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.

HEDGE PLANTING DISTANCE CALCULATOR

Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Cell grown plants only available in packs of 10, so the price shown is for the number of packs required to get at least the number of plants shown.

Planting Distance9ins/23cm
Single Row
18ins/45cm
Single Row
Staggered
Double Row
No Plants   
TypeSizePricePricePrice
Sd  1-1.5ft
30-45cm
   
Tr   2-3ft
60-90cm
     
Tr   3-4ft
90-120cm
     
Tr   4-5ft
125-150cm
     
Tr   5-6ft
150-175cm
     
CG  16-24ins
40-60cm
     

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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